Conservatory Heaters: A Buyers Guide To Keeping Warm

A conservatory should be enjoyed all year-round, but naturally this can be difficult during the colder seasons. This is especially the case if you typically have an older conservatory that isn’t as energy efficient as their modern day counterparts.

To combat any issues you have with warmth, fortunately, there are several great conservatory heaters on the market. Choosing the right one for you from the best conservatory heaters could make all the difference between your conservatory space being just an okay place to relax and being an ‘amazing’ place to escape to.

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Bestseller No. 1
Purus Panel Heater Intelligent 24 Hour 7 Day Timer Bathroom Safe 400W - 2000W, Lot 20 Flat Wall Mounted Low Energy Electric Heater for home Slimline Electric Radiator Low Energy Efficient Convector Heater Digital thermostat (400W)
  • Bathroom Safe, 24Hr 7 Day Timer, 6m2 Room Coverage, 3 Heating Modes : 1.Comfort mode .2.Economy mode 3.Frost-free mode
  • Child lock, Auto open window detection, Temperature set range - 5°C to 50°C, Splash Proof IP24 Rated, Cable Length 1.5m, Cable exits from the right side of the heater
  • Running Costs 4p per hour*, Product Dimensions - W450mm x H450mm (510mm with feet) x D85mm(Wall Mounted) Floor Standing D260mm
  • Horizontal Wall Mounting ONLY, Wall Fixings Included, Heat Radiates from the top, Thermal Safety Cut Out, Colour White, Display Auto Dims, Feet Supplied for Floor standing
  • 2 Year Guarantee on the Purus Panel Electric Heater
Bestseller No. 2
Pro Breeze 2000W Mini Ceramic Fan Heater - Automatic Oscillation and 2 Heat Settings, White
  • Ceramic technology: Advanced ceramic heating elements provide faster and more efficient heating than traditional heaters. This electric heater is perfect for keeping you warm this winter
  • 2 power settings & oscillation: includes 2000W (high) and 1200W (low) power settings as well an automatic 60° oscillation mode for heating larger rooms and spaces
  • Adjustable thermostat: an easy-to-use and fully adjustable thermostat control is built into the mini heater to monitor the temperature around and ensure optimal heating and energy efficiency
  • Portable: The lightweight compact design and carry handle allow the heater to be easily transported to wherever you need it most, making it great for use in homes, bedrooms, garages, schools and offices
  • Advanced safety: built in overheat protection and anti tip-over switch ensure the heater instantly switches off in any unsafe situation. Dimensions: 18.5 x 15.5 x 26 cm. 220-240V, 50Hz
Bestseller No. 3
MYLEK 2kW Electric Over Door Heater Air Curtain Screen Heater with PTC Element, Remote Control and Timer
  • Modern, Stylish & Functional: Unlike any other air curtain on the market, this energy efficient 2kW remote control over door heater by MYLEK has been designed to look sleek and stylish with its clear LCD display, making it the perfect above door heater for homes, conservatories, summer houses, reception areas, shop doorways, entrance hallways, workshops, and more!
  • Packed Full of Useful Features with Remote Control for Ease of Use: With a choice of 2 heat settings: (1kW or 2kW) using PTC Element technology, an intelligent thermostat, 24 hour / 7 day weekly programmable timer, countdown timer and basic timer function, 'Fan Only' setting for cool air distribution during warmer months, oscillation function, long range remote control, Open Window Detection, Stylish LCD Display, IPX2 Rated and Overheat Safety Cut Out, safety cool down feature.
  • Lot 20 ErP Compliant & Easy To Install: Excellent for commercial use in shops, restaurants, cafes and other businesses, this over door heater is fully compliant to the new Lot 20 ErP legislations. With easy to follow instructions, your MYLEK over door heater will be set up in no time.
  • Dimensions: Length 550mm x Height 200mm x Depth 120mm. Comes with a 3 pin BS UK plug.
  • Outstanding MYLEK Customer Service: With MYLEK's excellent UK customer service, spare parts support and next day replacement delivery service, you can be sure your new over door heater will be keeping yourself and your customers warm for years to come.

There are many things you need to consider when looking at conservatory heaters. For instance, are you going to opt for an electric, gas or even tubular heater? Furthermore, you also need to consider your available budget, the power output and if it will heat up your size of conservatory. As well as considering how easy they are to use and whether they have safety features to prevent accidents, injuries and damage to your property.

To help you make the best decision for your property, we’ve put together a guide to what we believe are the 10 best conservatory heaters available right now.

1. Pro Breeze 2500W Oil-Filled Radiator

4.2 Stars out of 5 Stars | Konservatory Rating
✔ High-powered 2500W oil filled radiator with 11 heating fins and 24-hour timer.
✔ 3 variable output settings: 2500W / 1500W / 1000W.
✔ Adjustable thermostat quickly and efficiently warms rooms of all shapes and sizes.
✔ Advanced safety features built-in including overheat protection and tip-over switch.
✔ Pre-assembled with 1.5m power lead, a cable tidy and wheel system

First, we have a very affordable oil filled radiator from Pro-Breeze. This comes with three adjustable heating output settings, 2500-watts, 1500-watts and 1000-watts so you can adjust the heating level to your own personal preference. It features an attractive 11 heating fins and is capable of heating rooms to the required temperature in minutes.

It benefits from safety features such as the tip-over automatic switch off and protection against overheating, so your conservatory, you and your family will always be safe. The 24-hour timer is a nice touch, allowing you to select the times when you need the heater on and when you don’t. There are wheels fitted to the base to make it easy to move from one room or area to another.

It comes pre-assembled and features a 1.5-metre power lead, which is more than enough for most conservatories and a clever little cable tidy.

2. Pro Breeze 2000W Mini Ceramic Fan Heater

4.7 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ Ceramic heating elements provide faster and more efficient heating than traditional heaters.
✔ Automatic 60° oscillation mode for heating larger rooms.
✔ Adjustable thermostat quickly and efficiently warms rooms of all shapes and sizes.
✔ Adjustable thermostat ensures optimal heating and energy efficiency.
✔ The lightweight compact design and carry handle allows the heater to be easily transported.

Next in our list is another, though slightly smaller this time, heater from Pro Breeze. The notable thing about this is the ceramic technology used in its design helps it to be more efficient and faster-operating than normal heaters. It offers two power settings, low and high, that provides 1200-watts and 2000-watts of power respectively.

For larger and wider conservatories, the 60-degrees auto-oscillation mode is great for ensuring you are always comfortable. You can, therefore, adjust the level of heat it provides by adjusting the power setting or using the onboard and easily adjusted thermostat.

To say this is lightweight and company is an understatement and while it does not feature wheels like the model above, it does have a carry handle that makes it easy to lift and move. Just as the Pro Breeze above though, it benefits from both the tip-over switch-off and overheat protection.

3. NETTA 2500-Watts Oil-Filled Radiator with Thermostat

4.5 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ 4 easy glide castors and integral carry handle.
✔ No noise or vibrations.
✔ 2500W radiator with 11 Oil-Filled Fins to heat mid to large sized room.
✔ 2 Power settings and adjustable thermostat control to achieve the perfect temperature.
✔ 24 hour timer lets you program the heater to automatically switch on and off.

We have another accordion-like oil-filled radiator with 11 fins, this time designed and manufactured by NETTA. The 2500-watt heater has an adjustable thermostat and two power options, low and high. While low provides 1250-watts, high produces a luxuriously high 2500-watts. This means, despite its small and light design, it’s ideal for heating medium to larger sized conservatories.

We love that it’s easy to get the setting you require. With a 24-hour timer, you can set it to turn off and on when you are going to be using the conservatory most.

The cable tidy is a practical, neat and aesthetically pleasing solution to avoiding the inevitable tripping up over the 1.5-metres of cabling. While the wheels make it easy to transport from room to room. Even the older and more infirm will have not have very much trouble pushing it to the side when you need to hoover and clean around it.

4. Wärme Designer Electric Wall Heater

4.4 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ New model now 100% energy efficient.
✔ Operates at 2KW output.
✔ Temperature range: 15-35°C.
✔ As Recommended by ‘Architecture Art Design’ Magazine!
✔ Stunning Design & easy-to-use controls.

Now for something completely different, we bring the incredibly slick and slimline Wärme Designer Electric Wall Heater to your attention. This resembles a flat screen television more than a space heater but is a highly efficient way to warm up a space like a conservatory.

Much like a modern-day TV, you install this by mounting it to the wall. Amazingly it can heat areas up to 22-sq-metres and has an adjustable thermostat that offers between 15 and 33-degrees Celsius.

If you have a very modern-looking conservatory and are concerned a more traditional heater might look out of place, this is the product for you. It’s no wonder it was featured as a recommended item in the Architecture Art Design magazine and is used by house builders and developers across continental Europe. Easy to install, use and takes up none of the valuable floor space. Sure, it’s more expensive than others we’ve featured so far, but look at it!

5. Homefront Prem I Air 1kW 1000-Watts Electric Panel Heater

4.3 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ Heating function allows fast heat up and slow cool down – quickly heats up small to medium areas.
✔ An adjustable thermostat and a 24-hour timer making it versatile and energy-efficient.
✔ Easy to install wall mounting brackets and feet included.
✔ Dimensions: Mounted 665×285×80mm / Freestanding 665×320×150mm.
✔ 2-year warranty, Overheat safety cut-out for your safety and peace of mind

Following in a similar vein to the above, our next item in our guide is the crisp and clean looking 1000-watts electric panel heater from Homefront Prem I Air.

One thing that makes this stand out from the above, aside from the more affordable price tag is the aluminium heating element used for fast warm-up and a slower cool-down option to what’s normally available. This is ideal for smaller and medium-sized conservatories and spaces.

It benefits from many of the common features you’d expect such as a 24-hour timer and adjustable thermostat. Making setting the temperature to just the right level for your conservatory and whoever is using it, easy. Again, in a similar way wall-mounted television, you have all the instructions you need and just about anyone can do it. If, though, you don’t want to hang it on the wall, there are feet included that can be attached.

6. Duronic Convector Heater HV120

4.3 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ The in-built thermostat can be set to a target temperature and will switch on/off to ensure a consistent temperature.
✔ 3 heat settings: 750w, 1250w and 2000w. Turbofan option to increase the output of heat.
✔ Weighs just 3.2kg.
✔ The HV120 can be wall mounted on a wall or free-standing on the floor. Wall fittings and feet are included. Power cable is 1.8m.

Perhaps you are looking to be free of the need for oil-filled radiators. This is a great conservatory heating solution that, thanks to its convector heating design, does not require oil. Although many of you reading this will have used oil-filled radiators in the past and swore by them, this can heat up much faster. With three selectable heat settings of 750-watts, 1250-watts and 2000-watts, there is a lot of flexibility.

On cooler days during the start and towards the end of the year, you could have it set to high, whereas when the warmer weather comes in, you can simply switch it down a level or two. To help reduce the times you need to fuss with the heat setting though, there’s also a built-in thermostat that means it can be set to never allow the temperature to drop.

At only 3.2kg, it’s lightweight and easy to move around. There are easy-grip handles on each side. Another thing that stands out about this model is that it comes with the slightly longer 1.8-metre cable.

7. De’Longhi Dragon 4 Oil Filled Radiator

4.6 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ The enhanced chimney function accelerates rate of hot air through vents.
✔ 3 heat setting & 2.5 kW heat output.
✔ Easy wheels pre-assembled and carry handle provided.
✔ Heating power: 1400W – 1100W.
✔ 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.

From De’Longhi, a manufacturer we are sure you are all familiar with, comes the Dragon 4. This is hardly a beast of an oil filled radiator to look at. With, however, three heat settings of 1100-watts (low), 1400-watts (medium) and 2500-Watts (high), it provides the kind of warmth that matches its powerful name.

A notable feature is the chimney effect it uses in the convection of air. Cold air is pushed through the hottest part and then up through the vents at the top. It heats rooms quicker and as it’s designed to warm a room of as much as 75-sq-metres, its output is more than enough for the average conservatory.

As you’d expect from a high-end model, it’s also equipped with a thermostat. With rubberised wheels at the base, it’s incredibly mobile and safe for use on just about any type of flooring. From a safety point of view, this model has anti-frost protection and an automatic cut-out switch to make sure it doesn’t overheat. With a mid-price tag, we think it’s a great investment.

8. ANSIO 2300-Watts Oil Filled Radiator Heater

4.7 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ 3 Power Settings: 1000W / 1300W / 2300W.
✔ Temperature can be operated with a Remote Control or manually using the Control Panel.
✔ Memory Function retains the last used settings.
✔ Timer Setting which can be set from 1 hour to 24 hours to Start or Stop the heater. Eco Mode helps saves power.
✔ Comes with a 3 -year warranty as standard.

Yet another 11-fin oil-filled radiator, from ANSIO comes this model with three power settings ranging from low at 1000-watts, through to medium at 1300-watts and 2300-watts at high. Although it is a lot like other conservatory heaters in our guide, especially to look at, there are some features that are unique to this model.

For one, it comes with a remote control. This means that you have full control over the adjustable thermostat, which can be set from 5- to 35-degrees Celsius, without having to go over to the unit.

Other features that make this model stand out a little from the others are the Eco Mode that can help to save power and make it more energy-efficient – perfect if you’re keenly aware of how much you are spending on your monthly electricity bills and trying to reduce them.

There’s also a Child Lock that disables all the controls so that little hands can’t get to it and potentially hurt themselves. Alongside these model-specific features, you also get a 24-timer and memory function that retains the most recently used settings.

9. ANSIO 2000-Watts Oscillating PTC Ceramic Tower Fan Heater

4.4 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ 2 Power settings: 1200W or 2000W.
✔ Can be placed horizontally or vertically meaning it is space efficient.
✔ Heater can be operated with a Remote Control or using the Control Panel.
✔ Oscillation Function circulates the warm air.
✔ Comes with a 2-year warranty as standard.

We’re staying with ANSIO for another intriguing and innovative style that’s a little different from the other conservatory heaters we’ve featured. The oscillating PTC tower heater is a slick and stylish design that can be placed in a horizontal or vertical position, depending on your preference and the available space in your lean-to.

When you consider that it has power settings of either 1200-watts or 2000-watts, it hardly matters that it only has two options compared to others with three.

Like the ANSIO model above, it also benefits from a remote control that enables you to adjust and alter the settings. As well as the other similarities such as Eco Mode and its memory that ‘saves’ the last settings used and the 24-hour timer that means it can be set to warm up and cut out when you are in the conservatory most and not at all.

A major difference with this model is that it has internal oscillation that helps to spread the air more easily.

10. EcoAir DD122 Simple Desiccant Dehumidifier

4.4 Stars out of 5 | Konservatory Rating
✔ Helps to control mould, condensation and bacteria growth.
✔ Controls humidity of conservatory.
✔ Easy to use Rotary Humidistat helps save power and cost.
✔ Includes tilt protection, automatic water full shut down, heat temperature detection and shut off.
✔ Comes with a 2-year warranty as standard.

The last in our guide is a dehumidifier, the EcoAir DD122 Simple Desiccant. It is an effective and compact appliance that has been designed to help with controlling humidity, as you’d have probably imagined. It doesn’t really sound like a heater until you consider its amazing indoor laundry drying abilities. This will suit if your conservatory is warm enough but you have humidity and moisture issues, or use the space to hang dry clothes when the weather is wet and miserable outside.

Does anyone in your house have allergies or asthma? This could help. So, rather than just being a heater, it performs two jobs at the same time. With heat-temperature detection and automatic-shut off, auto full tank shutdown and tilt cut-off protection, it’s safe to use, even if you are not around.

Final Thoughts

So, if you are looking to add a little warmth to that beautiful extension in your home, the guide above will hopefully help you find the right conservatory heater from some of the best in the market.

It can be difficult to find the right one at the right price. A bigger conservatory will generally require more power to fully heat it, but many modern heaters are now fitted with eco modes making them far more efficient and cheaper to run than the older models.

One thing is for certain though, you no longer have to sit in an uncomfortably cold conservatory anymore during the winter seasons – another step towards making that conservatory part of your home again.

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